Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I certainly hope any pretense of quality in these drawings is gone. I drew this standing in a crowded subway leaning against a pole constantly being jostled by other commuters. There were a lot of "oops" moments.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
I would love to do more of these events in the future!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Seriously guys, peanut butter shouldn’t have anything other than peanuts in them.
You guys should check out Jamie Oliver’s Teach every child about food Ted talk. It’s a passionate and smart talk on how backwards our food systems have become. Did you know that our children’s life spans are predicted to be 10 years less than our own because of food related illness? Interesting stuff!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I was also able to pick up Roger Langridge's Fred the Clown book(for a buck!). It's something I've considered buying new because I love these comics so much. They have great recurring themes, lots of comics experimentation, and Fred is just such a lovable doofus. Anyways, the comisc are all online for free so you should go check them out!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I didn't intend for it to take me this long to get four done but i'm pretty happy with it, overall.
Seriously guys! He's one of my favorite people in comics!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I guess the point of them is to get those little moments of life that I think would be good comics... but would never take the time to do properly. Mostly these moments would end up as notes in my sketchbook that I never end up looking at again.
I'll probably get bored of it soon enough, but I'm really enjoying this little creative outlet.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Perhaps, as I have grown older I have simply lost my appreciation for mindless action and super heroics. Or, perhaps, they were just particularly boring comics. I don't know.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
I picked up Far Arden a while ago because I was so enamored by the book itself. It’s a decent thickness (382 pages!) at an appealing size(5" x 6 1/2" ) with a really nicely designed hard cover. It even has those cool maps on the inside covers that you would see in old adventure books. After oogling over it for a couple of months I eventually picked it up... but for some reason didn't bother to read it until this past weekend and I must say It’s one of the best adventure stories I have read in a long, long time.
The story follows Army Shanks, a “crusty old sea dog and legendary brawler of the high arctic seas” on a journey to find the mythical island of Far Arden hidden in the arctic north. Throughout his journey we watch Army go through just about anything everything you could ever want to see in an adventure story including polar bear fighting, orphan child sidekicks, old flames and absurd villainous plots. Throughout the story various conventions of the adventure genre are used in original and humorous ways keeping the story interesting while still paying tribute to the stories that came before it.
I think the thing that really makes this book truly great though is its sincerity. While the book really doesn't take itself seriously in most ways (I personally love how it uses sound effects to say things like "face kick" or "break through" as if the drawings weren't obvious enough as well as how crazy stretched out characters get during some of the fight scenes) the characters are played completely straight and believable. I was surprised to find that such seemingly throw away characters had a real depth to them. Despite the humorous overtones of the book there are some really touching moments that could only be made possible by having such well rounded characters. I'm not explaining this well. Point is, the writing is damn good.
In short, it's fun, hilarious and oddly touching. I can't recommend it highly enough. You can read the whole thing for free online here or you can go out and get an actual copy of the book since it's so damn pretty.
In other news I've really been digging this whole free music revolution that seems to be going on lately. There is some seriously awesome stuff floating around on the web so in the spirit of sharing I'm going to keep posting some of this free music that I stumble across.
And so, today I bring you The Taxpayers. I just discovered them this past week and they have quickly become just about my favorite thing to put on. A weird mix of punk with folk country and jazz creating a really unique sound. Pretty lo-fi and definitely abrasive at times I feel they are best summed up by their bio at Quote Unquote records: Out of Portland come a band that is equally poppy as they are noisy, explosive as they are muted, fun as they are fucking serious. A Rhythm in the Cages sounds like a party on fire. Everyone's about to die, but at least we're all laughin' about it. Or at least kinda. Recommended if you're into anything.
a couple of tracks I particularly like are Everybody Does A Little cocksucking, Montana, There Is Trouble and Sudanese lips.
I'll have some comics and stuff soon, I promise. Again. Really though. Soon!